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Trust plan for town hall

Deputy mayor Liz Stolwyk and Community Board leader Sue Milner support the plan. Waipā District Council wants to set up an independent Charitable Trust to manage the Cambridge Town Hall. If a Trust was established, Council would retain ownership of the hall and contribute to maintenance costs - but day-to-

day running and promotion of the category two listed building would sit with a Trust. Waipā District Council already has an independent Trust – Go Waipa – managing Te Awamutu’s Events Centre and the Cambridge Pool. That Trust was established

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in 2013. A hall Trust would also be responsible for marketing the hall to increase usage and lead efforts to secure philanthropic funding for repairs and maintenance. Deputy mayor Liz Stolwyk once managed the hall for three years

and had her wedding reception there. She believes a Charitable Trust is the best way forward to bring the hall, opened in 1909, back to its former glory and ensure it is better used. “It’s a stunning building in a brilliant location. But use has

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reduced over the last decade with less than a third of available days used in 2018-2019. It’s the heart of the town and it is such a shame to see a wonderful building sitting here, under-utilised and frankly, deteriorating.”

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Hautapu School was one of dozens around the country to celebrate Pink Shirt Day last week. Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Schools in New Zealand celebrated the day to build awareness around bullying and to gather funds to support the Mental Health Foundation. Hautapu raised $300 for the cause.

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Cambridge players had an excellent day at their Intermediate tournament on Sunday claiming three of the top 4 places. A total of 27 pairs arrived from clubs across Waikato and from as far afield as New Plymouth. Beth Kingsley and Josie van Weerd clinched first place with an excellent

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Hall hireage fees only cover between $25,000-$35,000 each year, she said. But costs to operate the hall last year were $148,000. “The reality is there is a lot of work to do to bring it up to the standard needed so people and groups will hire it. That includes things like repairing leaks, improvements to heating and air-conditioning, acoustics, lighting and much more. It’s a long list and the reality is, given the current environment, Council is unlikely to be able to fund all the work.” In 2018 Council set aside $3.8 million to help maintain the hall. That money might be carried over when the Longterm Plan is reviewed next year. But before any decision is made, Council wants to consider how best to manage the hall in the future. “Council would continue to contribute towards maintenance of the building even if a Trust was put in place – it would be a great collaboration,” Stolwyk said. “But independent Trusts have much more ability than councils to access philanthropic funding and that’s going to be important in the future.”

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70 per cent in the afternoon session, and 125 per cent overall on the day. Cambridge club colleagues Leonie Sentch and Irenee Stewart were third with 112.5 per cent and Jennie Oxley and Margaret Oliver took fourth place. Ted Cliffin and Gerrie Maddox from Thames Bridge club took second place with 114.59 per cent.

Cambridge Community Board chair and former Waipā District Councillor Sue Milner agrees. She is strongly in favour of a Charitable Trust. “Any work on the Town Hall is going to be expensive. That’s the reality. But I’m hoping people regard it as a very special building. It’s the centre of the town. Everytime we set up an exhibition in the Hall, we have people coming in, asking to have a look,” she said. “The proposal for an independent Trust is really about maximising one of the town’s best assets and having a greater ability to cut through some of the bureaucracy to get things done. There’s some very good Charitable Trust models up and down the country and I think something similar will work really well for the hall.” Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said a similar model to Go Waipa was likely, with six to eight independent Trustees appointed for rotating three-year terms. Mylchreest said Council would make a final decision after hearing from the community and that consultation would begin within weeks. A decision on whether or not to form a Charitable Trust would be made before Christmas.

Kia ora. Can you believe that it’s not yet Halloween and the Christmas decorations are already on sale in the shops?! This year has been a challenging year for sure and we are now on the home straight to the end of it. Talking about the festive season, did you know that each year, the Salvation Army together with the Cambridge Committee of Social Services, organise “Cambridge Christmas Cheer”? This event provides new and age appropriate presents and food to families who may be struggling financially in our town. The way it works is that companies and individuals donate funds or new toys to the cause. Families in need who have been nominated through various support agencies, are then invited to attend and select toys to give to their children (within an allocation), while also receiving food for the Christmas table. Cambridge Christmas Cheer is supported by a team of willing volunteers who make sure the operation goes like clockwork and no one misses out. The generosity of the community in this way helps put a smile on so many children’s faces. This year we hope to have more community drop off points, to enable other families in Cambridge to contribute a new toy or two to the cause. I’ll keep you posted. On another topic, upon driving through the main street of town last weekend, a colleague and I noted two cars parked up with significant cracks in their windscreens. Windscreen damage can affect the structural integrity of a car and impairs visibility. On talking to the occupants sitting in the first, we discovered that the car not only had no warrant of fitness or registration, but all four tyres were bald, one being close to showing the inner wire. In addition, one wing mirror was held in place by gaffer tape. Surprisingly, the owner had driven this car all the way from Auckland, risking not only his own safety but that of his passengers and other motorists. If one of the tyres had blown out, things would have been nasty. We pink stickered the car (a non-operation order) and required that he get it fixed before travelling home. A pink sticker means that the car has to be issued with a new WOF before the sticker is removed and only the person issuing the WOF can legally remove it. If the owner removes the sticker and/or drives the car (except to the repair shop) with the pink sticker in place, hefty fines will follow. Vehicle safety is about saving lives on our roads. Is your car up to scratch? And lastly for today, we are still seeing a whole lot of litter at the skatepark during our foot patrols. I am told of some helpful members of the public who regularly help tidy it up but would like to ask families and schools to reinforce the “tidy kiwi” mentality to the young people frequenting the park. If it’s your mess, clean it up and put it in the bin. Let’s keep all of Cambridge beautiful.

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Briefs… Waitomo’s loss… Promoters of a Sky Garden concept say they want to build in Hamilton after failing to win resource consent in Waitomo. If approved, the wooden tower would be 100m high and have a restaurant and bungee facilities overlooking the river in the central city. On debut The Soundsystem Project and the Raglan youth group Ahurei Vibes are about to release a video for their debut song Anti Lonely. The story of the project, funded by Waikato District Council’s Creative Communities Scheme can be found on the Council’s YouTube channel. Road works The Central Waikato summer maintenance programme has started. Resurfacing work on SH1 north of Tirau started on Tuesday and crews will work their way southward toward the central North Island over the coming months. A programme of resealing, covering 70km over 75 sites, is scheduled to be completed in February. Concert bonus The announcement of a Six60 music concert for the Claudelands Oval in Hamilton comes with the promise that it will create up to 300 jobs around the event. Tickets for the February 27 concert are already on sale. Music mix A concert coming to Hamilton’s Gallagher Theatre on Saturday brings together an unusual pairing in ‘Wagner meets Big Band’. The event is part of the Simon O’Neill - Rodger Fox concert project 2020, which is taking a series of four concerts to regional and main centres around New Zealand. Saturday’s concert will start at 8pm.

Mayor welcomes clear pathway By Viv Posselt

Waipā District Mayor Jim Mylchreest hopes that gaining a majority-led government on the back of Labour’s landslide general election win will auger well for the region. Speaking between meetings on Monday morning, he said he hoped a majority would signal an end to situations where movement has been obstructed because the government of the day did not have a clear pathway to making decisions. “This is an opportunity to tidy up some of the legislation that has definitely hamstrung local councils. At the end of the day, local

government can only administer the legislation they [central government] give us, and if that is not streamlined and effective, they could end up with the results they have had in the past,” he said. “The country has spoken, and we have a result. From the council’s point of view, we have to deal with whoever is in power at the time. My personal view is that with that kind of majority, perhaps at least they will be able to make some decisions and we can all move forward.” Referencing what he called “the old hoary chestnut” of the Resource Management Act (RMA), he added: “It has long been a problem for us, and there has always been

complaints that it cannot be changed because they never had enough of a majority to do so. That isn’t going to be an excuse anymore, so maybe things will improve. Perhaps now we can get better results for the environment and our community.” Mr Mylchreest congratulated sitting MPs – Taranaki KingCountry’s Barbara Kuriger and Taupō’s Louise Upston – for getting back in, and congratulated the Labour Party for its election win. The Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce is keeping an eye out for any announcements that might impact those of its members with an agricultural oriented business. Commenting on Labour’s election

win, Sarah Davidson, Te Awamutu Chamber vice-chair, said the organisation was looking forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of its members as the government begins its new three-year term. “At a local level, retaining the same Members of Parliament for the Taupō and Taranaki-King Country electorates means we can build on existing relationships we have with these MPs,” she said. “We are watching this space on any announcement regarding a coalition with the Green Party, and how this may impact any of our members, such as agricultural businesses.”

We’re surrounded by red Sun shines on

Waipā stayed blue as the country was engulfed in a red tide on Saturday. Barbara Kuriger (Taranaki King Country), Louise Upston (Taupō) and Tim van de Molen (Waikato) held the fort while their neighbours fell. But Labour’s rise was such that in Taupō National was trounced in the party vote count and was within 39 votes of finishing second in the party vote in Waikato. Labour ousted both Hamilton MPs – Tim Macindoe and David Bennett – whose electorates border Waikato and Taranaki King Country. Bennett will remain as a list MP – effectively switching places with new seat holder Jamie Strange. Kuriger went into the election with all five of her neighbouring electorates held by National. By the end of Saturday only Upston and Rangitikei’s Ian McKelvie remained. While the election was dominated by National’s implosion and the Covid-19 shadow, it was also marked by a lack of character. The novelty parties were anonymous, a raft of parties positioned to the right of ACT garnered limited in-depth policy coverage and the electorate may have seen little difference between them. Indeed, neither the Cambridge News nor the Te Awamutu News was approached on more than a handful of occasions by candidates wanting publicity. Our invites to Labour MPs in Māori seats for copy and comments failed to get a response. The days when parties get the slide rule out to measure the quantity of print copy gifted to parties are well gone. In the midst of its own turmoil,

National didn’t even alert all media when its newly anointed leader Judith Collins visited the Taupō electorate. Ultimately it was the Greens celebrating most loudly after Labour, while ACT enjoyed a new lease on life, New Zealand First was left out in the cold and the Māori Party came back. There wll have been celebrations in the home of the chief executive of Te Wanaga o Aotearoa, Te Ururoa Flavell, when the Māori Party he led at the last election regained the Waiariki seat he once held. Both Māori seat covering Waipā – Nanaia Mahuta’s Hauraki-Waikato and Adrian Rurawhe’s Te Tai Hauāuru – remained in Labour’s hands. In both cases voter plumped heavily for Labour. Meanwile Community Newspaper owners and editors have continued to complain about how print advertising was handled for the election. The Electoral Commission came in for heavy criticism last week from the New Zeaand Community Newspapers Association because almost all members were overlooked for advertising. Ōtaki Today editor Ian Carson eehcoed other editors in suggesting his publication was far better read than rival papers owned by NZME and or Stauff – but wre ignored when it came to advertising. “If we were included in Electoral Commission advertising, I’m sure the messages into our small patch would be more substantial – and cost-effective,” he said. He said he knew at least one rival paper did not deliver into `No Junk Mail’ boxes, “which cuts down the reach even further”.

Te Miro’s Ag Day Te Miro School missed its centenary celebrations thanks to Covid – so it made the most of its Ag Day. The school ran it on election day, with voting in full swing at the school on a warm sunny day. The Ag Day festivities were held at the settler’s hall and Te Miro domain, and hundreds turned out to celebrate an annual spring tradition in the school’s centenary year. Children have celebrated Ag Day for at least 70 years, and prize ribbons from the 1950s were put in display. There was a welcome return to calves in the competition this year since Mycoplasma Bovis restrictions were lifted. An eclectic array of pets also made the outing, with chickens, goats, guinea pigs and even a lizard being judged. The funds raised will be used for an end of year camp for all Te Miro School students from year 1 to year 8. The centenary event will now be held at Te Miro school on March 6 next year. For more information go to the Te Miro centenary facebook page.

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Support away from home Holiday time to turn turtle Aiko Utaka’s journey from Thailand to New Zealand has not turned out quite as she planned – but it has helped her cement a special bond with a New Zealand family. Aiko’s stay has been prolonged by the Covid pandemic. Families who have supported international students remaining in New Zealand during school holidays and leave weekends have become a vital component of the pastoral care. At St Peter’s there are 52 students and 67 homestays – but most of the homestays are only available for certain parts of the holiday, so, Accommodation Co-ordinator Heather Joubert explains, placements are a puzzle, not just simple arithmetic. Dhanya Milan and her family first offered to host an international student in term 3 of 2019, as they felt it would be good for their son Mohit to experience having a “big sister” in the home, learning to share and care for another. In the wake of the pandemic lockdowns, St Peter’s was fortunate in that most international students chose to stay. Some have not seen their families for nearly a year and all international students stayed with homestays in Waipā during the holidays. Aiko and her host family have developed a special relationship, Heather says. Aiko even helps her “little brother” with his maths homework when she is in residence. “Aiko’s family are very appreciative of the support that their daughter receives in the Milan home, and particularly the extra effort taken to ensure she is happy and comfortable.” During Aiko’s homestays, they often speak on video with her mother in Thailand and the families have become firm friends. Dhanya says: “Aiko loves soy sauces, so I always stock my pantry when I know that she is coming to stay.” Favourite activities are baking, walking,

watching movies and playing the card game Uno. Aiko shares her advice on make-up and skin care. The highlight though for both is the cultural interaction - learning about Dhanya’s origins from South India and Aiko sharing her Thai culture. During Lockdown Dhanya and Aiko delighted the St Peter’s community with their baking journey on Facebook, earning quite the reputation and requests for Lockdown delivery. If you are interested in knowing more about being a homestay host, contact Accommodation Co-ordinator Heather Joubert at heatherj@stPeter’ Homestay programmes also operate at Te Awamtu College, Cambridge High, Wintec and Waikato University – though they all bene impacted Covid.

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Kiwis are becoming first-time motorhome holiday makers as they take the seats of international tourists. Cambridge based Jones Motorhomes says the loss of international tourists has been partially compensated for by a lift in domestic tourists. “Due to Covid we lost all our international bookings, but we have back to back bookings since the beginning of June as a lot of locals want to see New Zealand,” owner Julie Feisst-Jones says: In 2019 one of the company motorhomes was booked three times by domestic clients – this year over the same school holidays period, there were 10 domestic bookings for three motorhomes. The couple entered the motorhome business two and a half years ago after deciding to upgrade their campervan


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We are (still) the champions Craft fair is Waipā communities want to continue living under the banner of winners. The `Waipā Home of Champions’ has been given a new seal of approval. Communities who were asked earlier this year how they felt about where the district was heading and if Council’s vision reflected aspirations, priorities and needs for Waipā. The vision for Waipā for more than 10 years has been ‘Waipā Home of Champions - Building Champion Communities Together’. A ‘Waipā Home of Champions’ brand was established shortly after confirming the vision to identify and celebrate the district and its champion communities, and all things residents love about living and working here. With planning underway to develop Council’s next long term plan, Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said a critical first step was for Council to survey residents and check if the vision was still relevant and captured how people saw the district moving ahead. Participants were asked to rate Council’s vision for Waipā where feedback consisted of a single question and was gathered on a five-point agreement scale. “We had a really strong

response rate from our communities with about almost a thousand people sharing their thoughts, many of which were on behalf of their families and whanau,” said Mylchreest. “Generally, residents held a positive view of Council’s vision for the future with over two thirds - just under 70 per

cent - of residents agreeing that it captures the best way forward for our communities,” he added. Council reviewed all feedback and has now adopted a slightly tweaked version, settling on ‘Waipā Home of Champions - Building Connected Communities’. “This vision shapes the

development of our next Long Term Plan and will help us to set out key projects, services, activities and programmes of work for the next 10 years. “Our Long Term Plan must be visionary and future focussed, and having a strong vision will inform the overall strategic direction for the district.”

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The popular St Andrews Craft Fair comes back to Cambridge on Monday, marking its 24th year. The event has been held twice-yearly over that time, always on Auckland Anniversary weekend in Ian Dunn January, and again over Labour Weekend in October, and always at St Andrews Anglican Church in Cambridge. Organiser Ian Dunn said the fair’s 135 stalls this time represented around the same number as had come on board over the past couple of years. “It’s also at site capacity at that number,” he said. Stallholders come from around the country, and as usual, there will be a few new ones. The wide range of good they sell is well-timed for Christmas, and includes plants, garden sculpture, preserves, painted glass items, jewellery, clothing, babywear, wooden items, quilts and duvets, and a variety of arts and crafts. As always, there will be plenty of food to enjoy and music to listen to, including a performance by the Cambridge Brass Band starting at 9.30am, one by the Venite Choir from 11.15am and a performance by the Little Big Band at 12.30pm. Ian said there would be a range of ‘golden oldies’ sung at the food-court area, and he hopes the St Andrews bells will ring out during the day. St John Heartsafe will run the BBQ, and the Leamington Country Women’s Institute will set up their usual Christmas stall. The fair will run from 9am – 2pm, and admission is free. Not all stallholders will have eftpos facilities.

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Briefs… Award winner Hamilton’s Mike Stent Decorators has won a commercial painting category at the New Zealand Master Painter Awards. The company collected the New Interior Large Residential award for its work at the Te Awa Lifecare Retirement Village in Cambridge. Signed, sealed… A ceremony has been held in Taupō for the official signing of an agreement to transfer specific water quality monitoring functions to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board. Regional councillors earlier this year backed transferring summer bathing beach, regional rivers, rainfall and groundwater quality monitoring within the Lake Taupō catchment to the trust board. Waikato Show The 128th Waikato Show will be all about the animals. Organisers say the show, running form next Monday to November 1, will follow Government Covid guidelines and limit numbers of people in competition zones to 100. Draw winner The winner of a family pass to St Peters Cambridge’s Camp Rock stage production, which features in last week’s News was Nick Simmons.


Sarah’s a master juggler For Cambridge mother Sarah Lee, retraining for a career in Information Technology (IT) has been a huge motivation, despite a particularly challenging year. Not only does she have her own three children to take care of, she also has a full-time homestay student, who she calls an “adopted son”, who has been living with the family for over two years. Although Lee had considered tertiary study previously, it wasn’t until this year that she took the plunge and enrolled in Wintec’s New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level 3 to retrain for a career in IT. “I had zero experience in IT but it seemed like a smart choice.” Lee saw the opportunity as a pathway to provide stability for her children and greater job security for the future, as it would move her on to enrol in the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technical Support Level 5, which she is now studying. “This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but I got a bit caught up doing life things – I dropped out of school early

and had children at 17. I always knew that I wanted to do something more professional. “My youngest is two, so I thought it was an ideal time to finally pursue my studies. All going well, I’ll be done by the time she’s at school.” Only weeks after she enrolled in the certificate, Covid-19 hit New Zealand and along with students across Aotearoa, Lee had to continue her studies from home. During this period she faced formidable obstacles that made concentrating on her studies more difficult than usual. “It was just crazy. In my job as a support worker, I’m often caring for people who don’t have anybody to assist them. Many of them are immuno-compromised and weren’t able to leave their residences. “I was cooking for them and delivering them groceries, on top of doing this for my family at home. The whole lockdown felt a bit traumatising, but there was no time to freak out.” In addition to her busy home and work-life, one of her children suffered an injury and was hospitalised during the lockdown.

She says her tutor Jaculin (Jaci) Petherick was one of her biggest supporters. “Jaci was a very integral part of my study and was just amazing. There’s so much support at Wintec.” According to Petherick, the respect is mutual, and she can’t speak highly enough of Lee. “I have a lot of admiration for Sarah. It was

such a pleasure having her as my student. She shows such strong drive and passion for the subject, and she will no doubt achieve great success in whatever path she chooses. “She’s a very dedicated student and full-time working and motherhood did not stop her motivation to achieve further knowledge during the

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Someone said to me a while ago: “I’m not a greenie”. Fair enough, one doesn’t have to be a greenie. But what does that mean? Does it mean, perhaps, that the person has looked at the evidence for and against climate change and decided there is no problem? Or that there is a problem but it is not caused by human activity? Or, and this seems to be the most likely, the person simply doesn’t care: “I’m OK, so I’m not bothered”. Of course, in this country, at this time, we are all OK. We are not going to disappear beneath the rising seas tomorrow, but does that mean we should not be bothered? Last night the television in our house was tuned in to Country Calendar because there was story about a local butcher shop, Wholly Cow, run by a local family, which is doing very well. The business is intentionally as sustainable and kind to the environment as possible. There are many ways in which this family is attempting to lighten their step on the earth and improve the treatment of their livestock, at the same time as running a profitable business to ensure the long term survival and welfare of their family. I, personally, am philosophically opposed to the idea of eating meat but I commend this family and their business wholeheartedly. I don’t condone the farming animals for the purpose of eating them; I think it is inefficient, unnecessary, and often inhumane - but that’s just my view and I am quite willing to accept that others have differing views. In fact, two of the

six members of our immediate family are carnivorous and we buy meat in the weekly shop. Except that now we will not be buying it from the supermarket. If we are to be customers of a butcher’s shop we will patronise one which demonstrably values the environment and treats the animals with care and respect. From the point of view of empathy and consideration for welfare of the animals I do not like the part of the process which comes between the animal in the paddock and the shrink wrapped product on the shelf. Even here these guys are scoring; they have their own abattoir on the farm and so the stock processed here are spared the last truck ride to the works. Likely a harrowing experience by anyone’s standards, unless of course empathy is not in your repertoire of available emotions. Environmental and climate change issues span a wide spectrum and my objections to animal farming which relate to that spectrum are based upon a small part of it. I have seen examples of farms in Europe which employ polyculture ie: many crops, including livestock, grown together. It’s harder to object to the farming of animals when it is done on a small scale as part on an enterprise promoting biodiversity and sustainability. Are the people who run Wholly Cow greenies? From what I saw last night yes I think they are.

So Cambridge (and by default the Taupō electorate) remains Blue, on an azure island with a sea of Red swirling around. And those to whom Green is the key primary colour wander on the outside of the tepee wondering if they are going to be let inside. And for those to whom safer roading is a key desire, just pray that the appallingly dangerous stretch of road between the end of the four lane highway and the Piarere turnoff will be replaced. This is only possible by the Red not mixing it with the Greens. Whew – that should start a conversation in the supermarket aisles!! On election day I was returning from a number of Auckland-based meetings addressing retired people who reside in those villages which 45,000 residents call Home. There are 435 such commercial retirement villages in this country (and not to be confused with those collective residences that, sadly, were ravaged by Covid not only here in New Zealand but also in Australia and the UK). Those who have chosen a lifestyle with a more embracing culture do so with care – and an acknowledgement to their heirs that the financial package one day due to come their way will be different both in shape and quantum. It is where carefully written Occupational Rights Agreements are de rigueur and certain behavioural and social rules apply. Where some people enter starry-eyed to find that there may be practices within those villages that somewhat frustrate the total social freedom that they had hitherto enjoyed. But I have a national role on behalf of village residents whereby I can (and do) visit frequently and can happily report that by far the greater majority of this form of group-think benefits greatly the lifestyle and enjoyment of the residents. Cambridge and nearby Tamahere are a target

area for such gatherings of those - in the main - over 65 years of age. The current count, either existing or pending, is seven villages. The final numbers of Cambridge residents may turn out to be 1,500 people. There is an average of 1.4 per household but, looking ahead, the anticipated growth of those of more senior years will create even greater and possibly alarming demand. The retirement village industry employs approaching 20,000 people and has a national economic worth to the nation in excess of $1 billion. Nationally there are another 80 new villages in the planning/building pipeline. A good number of these villages provide their own ‘care’ facilities for those who have debilitating health problems both physical and social. Who would have known, well over 40 years ago when Resthaven was the sole operator to embrace the whole of majority years care offering, that it would be the kick-start locally of residential security for a much wider industry in this town? Someone had great forethought at that time. The residents of these villages, in conjunction with their managements, create a whole aura of fun, frivolity occasionally, duty of communal care and a haven of security. Just like those ‘outside’ they still participate strongly in community facilities in the town, throw themselves into worthwhile activities in sports and community activities and, just like those not part of those communities, throng the shops, cafes and Farmers Market albeit sometimes at a slightly slower pedestrian pace. They are here to stay and the good news is that the life expectancy which, when I was a lad had a downward turn at around, 65 is now well into the 80’s. And statistics are showing that the ‘village people’ are enjoying greater longevity.



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Going the whole nine yards

A lot of work ahead

By Murray Smith, Senior Leader, Bridges Church

By Louise Upston, MP for Taupo

It’s interesting how pithy colloquial sayings such as the headline above get captured into mainstream conversation without us not necessarily being aware of where it came from. “Going the whole nine yards” is an expression that refers to someone or some entity expending everything to achieve a result - it suggests giving the very best effort to accomplish a desired outcome. It speaks of gritty determination, courage and perseverance which defies obstacles or challenges. I had a schoolteacher who had been an RAF fighter pilot in World War 2. He had trained as a teacher after the war and on rare occasions offered little glimpses into his wartime experiences. Evidently this saying originates from the fact that the wings of fighter planes were loaded with belts of machine gun bullets which in total measured a length of 27 seven feet (9 yards). There are many old photographs which show ground crew loading these long belts of machine gun bullets into the wings of aircraft. When pilots returned after engagement with enemy aircraft, their planes often gave tell-tale signs of battle scars from the sky. Most telling was when a pilot landed and every bullet that the plane carried in its wings had been expended… it gave evidence of an intense aerial encounter that had required the pilot to ‘give it everything he had.’ He was said ‘to have gone the whole nine yards.’ In other words, every last bit of ammunition had been exhausted. This explanation has meant a lot to me over the years as I have had the privilege of knowing many people whose motivation in

life has been to live for reasons and purposes beyond merely sustaining their own interests and personal needs. An ‘others’ focus is a beautiful thing. I believe the supreme example of someone ‘going the whole nine yards’ is that of Christ himself. His willingness to lay aside divine privilege and to take the place of a servant, demonstrates both humility and utter security in terms of his identity. His willingness to lay down his life in order for us to find life shows unequalled loving sacrifice. It is that example which has inspired many of his followers throughout the centuries to in turn give themselves in the pursuit of helping and making a difference in the lives of others. Great exploits and humanitarian accomplishments have been achieved by people (often unknown and unheralded) determined to ‘go the whole nine yards’. Let’s face it - giving of ourselves unselfishly is decidedly countercultural in a society that’s been trained to look after ‘number one.’ I’m grateful for inspirational people whose priorities in life were ‘re-ordered’ as a result of their relationship with Christ. This week I have farewelled such a person. My Mum, Patricia aged 93-yearsold, a Cambridge resident, passed away leaving a legacy of kindness, generous care and consideration of others. May there be many more in our community aspiring to live ‘the whole nine yards’ in seeking to help and serve others.

This election, New Zealand voted for the familiar in more than one sense. On the one hand, I am very grateful for the support given to me by the people of the Taupō electorate to continue representing them, from Cambridge through the South Waikato to Turangi, as I’ve done for the past 12 years. On the other hand, people’s experiences of what constitutes the familiar through the many unknowns that have plagued our country over the past couple of years including Covid may have influenced their considerations when it came to voting for the party they wanted to see at the helm of the country for the next three years. Despite the margin of votes on the day, I have been blown away by the constant strong show of support and this election was no different. We had over 100 volunteers in our local campaign and that includes my incredible family who went out of their way to make things a little easier for me during a gruelling extended campaign schedule. While it’s undeniable that there is a lot of work ahead to ensure I retain the faith of the people in Cambridge, Tirau, Putaruru, Tokoroa, Taupō and Turangi, I look back at 2020 with pride knowing how much work has also gone into supporting our local communities also through the challenges of Covid. Whether it was families that were reunited through our advocacy, people who lost their jobs and businesses going under needing a listening ear and a lending hand, those who needed emergency housing for whom we found a roof even if it was temporarily – I’m eternally grateful that my electorate team and I have been in a position to help make a difference where it mattered this year too.

National ran a dedicated campaign that offered solid policy options for a strong economy and thriving businesses and communities to weather the challenging times ahead. Judith Collins, from the day she stepped in as Leader, has done an amazing job leading the National Party team. While on the day Kiwis chose to go with Labour instead, as part of a National-led Opposition I will continue to fight hard to ensure the new Government makes sensible spending and investment choices into projects that matter and make a real difference for our families, our children and in our communities. Besides, National’s values of strong families and communities are core to what we hold dear also during times of adversity. We need projects that focus on them, that stimulate our economy, aid our small businesses and their employees, and produce better infrastructure and modern school buildings. We still have a long way to go to address social ills prevalent in our society. Going into this next term I will be pushing hard for the Government to ensure that social investment is part of their sensible spending choices. Projects like my First 1000 days policy that attempt to address some of those social ills by investing in our children from before birth is one that I’ve worked hard on this year and it has had overwhelming feedback as leading to better outcomes for families in the longer term. My team and I look forward to being back as strong as ever to continue our hard work in service of the people of the Taupo electorate. Onwards and upwards!

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I’ll be constructive

A mandate to invest

By Tim van de Molen, MP for Waikato

By Jamie Strange, Labour MP for Hamilton East

Thank you for the privilege and opportunity of continuing to serve as the Member of Parliament for Waikato. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three years and am committed to continuing my hard work on your behalf for the coming Parliamentary term. The election result on Saturday night was a very clear win for the Labour Party, with provisional results showing 49.1% support, versus 26.8% for National. Final results will be confirmed on November 6, after all Special Votes are counted. The final referenda results will be confirmed at the same time, though provisional referenda results will be announced on October 30. Following the boundary changes that occurred at this election the Waikato electorate has extended into Cambridge. I now represent St Kilda and more of Hautapu, as well as retaining areas like Tamahere, Fencourt and part of Karapiro (though between SH1 and the Waikato River now goes to the Taupo electorate). I look forward to connecting with you in these new areas and would welcome your thoughts on the priorities in your local area. As a country, New Zealand has many significant challenges ahead. We need a government that will guide us through this, minimising the impact of the recession and creating a strong future for us. As an Opposition MP, I’ll be working constructively for the betterment of all New Zealanders. As such, I’ll support the government when they’re proposing legislation that achieves practical improvements for Kiwis, but I will push back against any unnecessary impositions that make it harder for our country to succeed.

I am humbled and honoured to have been elected as the MP for Hamilton East. My wife of 23 years, AngeIa and I live in the electorate, our four children attend local schools, play for local sports teams, and as a family we are immensely proud of our city. I acknowledge the work my predecessor David Bennett did in the Hamilton East electorate. I also appreciate and acknowledge outgoing Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe. Tim is a genuine, honourable and honest person, who always puts others before himself. I would like to congratulate Dr Gaurav Sharma, who won the Hamilton West electorate, and whom I know will do a great job. I also congratulate all other candidates who won their seats in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. As a list MP over the past three years, I helped deliver the following investment for Hamilton: a passenger rail service to Auckland (starting early 2021), the 1300seat Waikato Regional Theatre, Peacockes housing development along with roading infrastructure near Hamilton Gardens, the headquarters of Te Pukenga (nationwide polytechnic merger), the headquarters of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, state integration of Hamilton Christian School, infrastructure investment in the Ruakura inland port and commercial development, and a rebuild of the Henry Rongomau Bennett mental health facility. As an electorate MP, I will have an even stronger mandate to lobby for government investment in our city. On election night, our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the leadership she will provide over the next three years. I quote from her speech below. We are living in an increasingly polarised

world, a place where more and more people have lost the ability to see one another’s point of view. During the recent election campaign, I believe New Zealanders have shown that this is not who we are. As a nation we can listen and debate. After all, we are too small to lose sight of other people’s perspectives. Over the next three years, there is much work to do. We will build back better from the Covid crisis. Better, stronger, with an answer to the many challenges New Zealand already faced. It’s an opportunity we have already grabbed, and a plan we have laid out to invest in infrastructure. It sets us up for generations to come while creating thousands of jobs, new state homes to house the homeless, and 100% renewable electricity generation, free trades training, and interest free loans for small businesses to expand and to thrive. Our plan is already in action and already working. But after this result, we have the mandate to accelerate our response and our recovery and tomorrow we start. We know the next few years will not be easy. The last few have not been easy either, but there have been chinks of light that have shown through even the darkest of times. That light has been our nation’s determination, our support for one another, and our sense of resolve. So let’s step forward together.

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Rest assured, I’ll continue to advocate strongly for priorities within the Waikato. We are a key region within the country, experiencing strong growth and well poised to make a significant contribution to New Zealand’s recovery. We must receive ongoing investment from the government to ensure we have the right platform to support this success – this requires more infrastructure investment for areas like transport, connectivity and education; it requires more support for businesses to grow, creating new jobs and contributing more to our economy; it requires a continued focus on safety, health and support within our communities. And yes, I will continue pushing for the extension of the Waikato Expressway to Piarere. I am passionate about seeing our region succeed, and welcome your contribution to this. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to share any thoughts on where our focus needs to be. And of course, if you need any assistance, I’m here for you. You can phone me on 0800 get tim (438 846), or email me at Tim.vandeMolenMP@parliament.govt. nz to share your views or arrange an appointment. Bring on the next three years!


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Spring with fertilisers Karapiro home wins By Bala Tikkisetty

With spring in the air and soils starting to warm up over the next few weeks, farmers will be preparing to fertilise their paddocks. Nutrient budgeting is widely accepted as the appropriate first step in managing nutrient use and it’s also the preferred tool for evaluating the environmental impact of farm management practices. OverseerFM, a digital decision support model, is used to advise on nutrient management and greenhouse gas emissions. It predicts what happens to the nutrients that are brought onto the farm in the form of fertilisers and supplementary feed in the same way that a financial budget can track money. A prolonged dry spell is forecast for the summer months. It is therefore strongly recommended that nitrogenous fertilisers be used strategically looking at feed budgeting.

Another issue to consider is nitrate leaching. If more nitrogenous fertiliser is applied than plants can take up most of the unused nitrogen ends up leaching down through the soil into groundwater. Sometimes N will also be lost to waterways as runoff and some is always released back into the air as gas. The amount of N leaching from pastures can be reduced by timing fertiliser application to avoid periods when plant uptake of N will be low. The nutrient phosphorus behaves very differently to N because it binds with the soil and only dissolves slowly in water over time. This means it doesn’t readily leach to groundwater. But it can damage the health of waterways through soil erosion and surface runoff into water. Farmers can reduce the amount of phosphorus runoff by keeping Olsen P to optimum agronomic levels. Other tips include:


• following the NZ Fertiliser Manufacturers’ Research Association Code of Practice for Nutrient Management • applying fertiliser when the grass is in an active growing phase • leaving a grassed buffer strip between paddock and waterway – the strip filters the phosphorus before the runoff reaches the water • controlling runoff from tracks, races, feed and stand-off pads. So, a clear assessment of fertiliser requirements will both improve economic returns from pasture and help avoid contamination of ground and surface water with nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus. Bala Tikkisetty is a sustainable agriculture advisor (technical) at Waikato Regional Council. Contact him on bala.tikkisetty@ or 0800 800 401.

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Two architectural designers have received recognition at the Waikato 2020 ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards. Lee Turner, of Turner Road Architecture took out the award for best Residential New Home Over 300m2 and Dean Baldock of The Architecture People was the winner of the Waikato Resene Colour in Design Award and received The Karapiro Lake House provides a tranquil lifestyle. a Commended Award in the Residential Alterations and easy living, tranquil dwelling which Additions category. embraced the dramatic water views,” Turner’s ‘Karapiro Lake House’ is she said. a lean, low profile home that sprawls Dean Baldock won the Waikato above Lake Karapiro. The home was Region Resene Colour in Design Award designed to provide a peaceful, tranquil and a Commended Award in the lifestyle on the shores of the lake, with Residential Alterations and Additions the owners wanting a home that was category for his design ‘Cook Street sympathetic to its surroundings. Residence’ in Hamilton. “Our clients were moving from the Regional winners are announced big smoke to enjoy a more peaceful from October to November, while the life on the lake, so the design brief National Awards Gala will be held on Friday 20 November 2020 in Auckland. was centred on their desire for an

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Synthetic Nitrogen: a sugar hit By Chris McGovern

To say that we are dependent on synthetic Nitrogen is sad but true. The recent article by Macauley Jones in the Cambridge News October 15 has many ‘facts’ in it but I feel it does not address the big picture. As a young science technician at Ruakura Research Centre I was well placed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of Nitrogen in farming systems. The scientist I was assigned to was a prominent researcher in this field. I will always remember seminars delivered by him and other pastoral scientists stating that at the time (1979) it was not economic in general to apply extra Nitrogen to pastures for grazing animals. This was owed to the fact that clover fixed sufficient Nitrogen as long as good grazing practices were adhered to and adequate soil phosphorus levels maintained. In 1982 the Ammonia Urea plant was built at Kapuni as a convenient way of using the ammonia by-product from natural gas refining. At the time there was a glut of urea, a form of synthetic nitrogen, on the world market. This meant that NZ manufacturers needed to sell it cheaply in NZ to avoid stockpiling. The resulting increased use of urea did, of course, push production up which had a knock-on effect of increasing the ‘value’ of farms. This in turn caused more urea to be used creating a vicious cycle. Just as making soft drink cheap can get people ‘hooked’ on sugar the NZ farming industry got ‘hooked’ on urea. The environmental cost was not factored into the land value. That is, the environment doesn’t send you a bill. Before this escalation of urea use on NZ farms research had already shown that significant losses of Nitrogen to the atmosphere and down the soil profile occurred from animal urine patches. Along with higher stocking rates and addition of synthetic Nitrogen as

urea the Nitrogen loading on the land massively increased leading to greater production of greenhouse gases and pollution of ground water and waterways. It has also substantially reduced the organic matter content of the soil which in turn reduces its water-holding capacity among other detrimental effects. Some cultures’ high demand for meat and dairy is not out of necessity. It is just that they are used to consuming luxury amounts of animal protein. According to the NZ Nutrition Foundation the recommended daily protein requirements of the average adult is 64 grams. Based on estimates from Beef & Lamb NZ Ltd, New Zealanders consume approximately 129 grams of red meat per day. In addition, we consume poultry, fish and dairy protein. This over-consumption of protein could be overcome by growing and eating more vegetables resulting in improved health outcomes. If the marginal hill country land that is currently used for mutton and beef production was instead used for forestry much more carbon would be removed from the atmosphere. In addition, dairying is not only geared towards high fertiliser use including urea, it is very energy intensive and highly water demanding. Much of this land could be used for cropping which is now understood to be more efficient land use than agriculture in terms of food production. This would not only reduce waste and pollution; it would fix more carbon and produce more food. Although cropping requires nitrogen fertiliser, obviously crops do not urinate! Chris McGovern spent 26 years working in Soil Research to the level of Research Associate. He is now retired.

Underworld flower on the move

Two years of work to return the “flower of the underworld” to Wellington has culminated with Pua o te Rēinga/Dactylanthus taylorii seed making its way from Pureora Forest Park to Wellington’s Otari-Wilton’s Bush. Pua o te Rēinga, te reo Māori for “flower of the underworld”, is an unusual parasitic plant which grows as a tuber attached to the root of a host tree. Specimens of the root connection and the plant itself are sometimes also called woodrose. The species is regarded as being in serious decline, and the Department of Conservation (DOC) has a recovery plan to ensure its survival. Threats include pest animals such as possums and pigs, habitat loss and it being dug up by people. The plant also relies on native bats and some birds for its pollination and seed distribution so threats to these species have a knock-on impact on dactylanthus. DOC’s Avi Holzapfel, who provided

A seed in the hand – Dactylanthus taylorii.

technical advice to the translocation project, said the species was widespread in the past, with populations going through a natural, localised boom-andbust cycle over perhaps a century. “Translocating seed to suitable areas re-establishes the species in places where it would previously have occurred and allows it to take its place in the forest ecosystem as a provider of nectar for ground-dwelling animals and insects.” A previous seeding trial at Pureora has shown this can be achieved successfully. A group representing Wellington’s iwi, along with Wellington City Council and Zealandia staff were at Pureora to collect the seed. Experts at Otari-Wilton’s Bush have been working to bring this special plant back to Wellington for about two years. Otari is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants. For more information go to www.doc.

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positive impact that riding a bike can make in our lives and we want to share that,” Bowen said. “We would love to see more people incorporating riding as part of an active lifestyle.” Hannah Newlands, director of Body Performance Clinic in Cambridge said the initiative “sits really well with us”. “We have always prioritised mental health for ourselves and our staff with a paid day off, for example, that we do each year. I am looking forward to it and will need to get my bike sorted myself.” Blair Taylor, owner of Spoken Cycles, said “obviously as a cycle shop we are passionate about cycling, but maybe people are not sure about the benefits mentally of incorporating riding as part of their lifestyle so we think this initiative is great to put the spotlight on that” For more information go to


Some of New Zealand’s top women footballers will play in Cambridge over the summer. John Kerkhof Park – the home of football in Cambridge – has again been chosen as the training base and home ground for WaiBop’s team in the country’s highest level of women’s competition, the ISPS Handa Premiership. WaiBop, who represent the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, are one of seven regional teams in the competition formerly known as the

National Women’s League. The 2020 competition will be contested by Northern Lights, Auckland Football, WaiBop, Central Football, Capital Football, Canterbury United Pride and Southern United. This Premiership is expected to feature the highest number of players capped by the Football Ferns and age group teams in recent years, as attention shifts to selection for next year’s Olympic Games and preparations for the 2023 FIFA

Women’s World Cup. Of the three home games, Cambridge will host two Sunday matches - November 15 at noon, v Canterbury United Pride and November 29, 2pm, v Northern Lights. The third home game, on December 13, will be staged at Hamilton’s Porritt Stadium. Cambridge was first chosen as the WaiBop base in 2016 and has hosted men’s and youth national league games since 2014.

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Taking a step back in time By Jordan Rivers, Horologist

Last week we explored every level of the Cambridge Clock Tower. This week we are climbing a clock-less turret. I am doing this so you don’t have to! The turret was the original home of the Cambridge Clock; the old Cambridge Post & Telegraph building, which is now Alpino Restaurant. It took several days to pin down the part-owner, Riccardo, busy as he was, attending to his customers. Riccardo was unaware the turret was accessible. After a search for keys we ventured upstairs and came to a locked wooden door beneath the tower. None of the keys fitted the lock but eventually we tried the door handle and it turned easily, leading us into a square room within the tower. Bolted to the ceiling of the room was a vertical ladder. In no time I was at the top of the 16 rungs and worrying an old bolt lock into action to head up to the next level. I paused for breath and wondered about rats or worse, bats and a possible Covid-20. My worries were unfounded as when I lifted the trapdoor it was all blue sky and sunshine. The remains of the turret are open to the sky and surrounded by about 1.5 metres of wall on all sides. You can see in the black and white photos that when they moved the clock they also disassembled the top level of the old domed turret; the part that held the clock face. Peering over the remaining wall I took a photo for you. And then I shimmered down the ladder to pasta and tiramisu. If you missed the climb last week you can catch that story on our website. Go to about/publications/ Yesterday and today – the Alpino restaurant as it looked in 1952 with clock, and today without.

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Over 670 of the country’s fittest athletes will go head-to-head over Labour Weekend at the CrossFit New Zealand Team Nationals. The event, on Saturday and Sunday, one of the biggest in the Avantidrome’s calendar and is likely to attract upwards of 1500 spectators. The weekend’s team nationals will be followed on December 5 and 6 by the NZ Individual Nationals, now twice stalled due to Covid-19. Both are organised by the New Zealand Nationals, the business purchased earlier this year by directors Michael Gillum and Cameron Burrows and set up to run the national team and individual events. Cameron said 672 athletes from regional gyms were entered this weekend, comprising 112 teams of six each. This is the second year the team nationals have come to the Avantidrome. The December individuals will be the third such event held at the venue. “The Avantidrome is ideal for what we do,” he said. “The proximity of other facilities we use in the competition, such as the St Peter’s School swimming pool and fields, and the Te Awa Cycle Track, means we have access to a greater variety of opportunities to test the athletes.” CrossFit is an exercise regimen started in the United States in 2000. CrossFit is the brand - the sport itself is functional fitness, scaled and based on ability, with categories in the team event listed as beginner/novice, intermediate, and RX or elite level. The individual nationals event also has varying divisions. “The point of functional fitness is to be fit enough to complete any challenge life throws at you ... to be physically prepared

for a range of activities. There is generally a lack of understanding around CrossFit … our goal is to create events that showcase athletes who are well-rounded and highfunctioning in terms of fitness.” A total of 256 top athletes are registered for the NZ Individual Nationals in December – the country’s largest and only national CrossFit competition aimed at determining who is the fittest in New Zealand. They were whittled down from an original 1050 entrants who completed qualifying rounds

at their own gyms in June and were then invited to the Individual Nationals. “We previously had around 700 entrants go through the qualifying rounds, which means the numbers have bumped up by about 50 per cent,” said Cameron. “The Individual Nationals will be livestreamed on Sky Sport Next free-to-air platform in December; it will be the first time the sport of CrossFit will be broadcast live in New Zealand. The fast-growing sport is enjoyed at 110

gyms around New Zealand – known as CrossFit affiliates through their links with the original US-based company. Spectators keen to watch both days of competition over Labour Day will be able to purchase a two-day pass for $30. A one-day pass is $20 and there are children aged 6-12 tickets, with those under 5 free. Cameron said the best public viewing times would be the morning on Saturday and any time on Sunday. Prizegiving will be around 4pm on Sunday.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF AN OFF-LICENCE Good Union Limited, (THE LICENSEE, C/- Omega Hospitality, PO Box 39 395, Howick, Auckland,) has made an application to the District Licensing Committee at Waipa Council for the renewal of an off licence in respect of premises situated at 98 Victoria Street, Cambridge known as Good Union. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: Tavern – Off Licence. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 9am to 10pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the offices of Waipa District Licensing Committee, 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu or 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge. Any person who is entitled to object and wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the first date of the publication of this notice (15 October 2020), file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the District Licensing Committee, Waipa District Council, Private Bag 2402, Te Awamutu. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the sale and supply of alcohol act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on October 15, 2020.


Of an application for Off Licence Raeward Holdings Ltd has made application to the Waipa District Licensing Committee for the renewal and variation of a off-licence in respect of the premises at cnr Cook & Shakespeare St, Leamington, Cambridge known as Liquorland Cambridge. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is bottle store. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8am-10pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Waipa District Licensing Committee, 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu or 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at: Waipa District Council, Private Bag 2402, Te Awamutu 3840. No objection to the issue of a renewal licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.





BAX, Gary Edward – Passed away peacefully at home aged 59 years. Dearly loved eldest son of Dawn and the late Don. Special brother of brother of Andrew, and Colleen. Loved Uncle Gary of his nephew’s and nieces. The family wishes to acknowledge the long term care and support by Community Living for Gary. A private family service for Gary has been held. All communications to the Bax Family, c/- 3 Hally Lane, Cambridge 3434. Will be sadly missed.

ROSSITER, Margaret Joyce, (Joyce) – Passed away peacefully with family at her side in Waikato Hospital on Thursday, 15th October 2020. Aged 87 years. Now reunited with the love of her life the late Hec. Beloved mother & mother in-law to Raymond & Gilly, Julie & Bruce, and Brian & Fiona. Treasured and loved nana to Leesa & Len, Kylie & Steve, Shaun & Katie, Richard, Philip, Kelsi & Ollie, Alysha, and great nana Joyce to Tania, Kera, Juliette, Anabelle, Blade, Trinity. At Joyce's request a private family farewell has taken place. All communications to The Rossiter Family, c/3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge, 3434. Miss me but let me go.

BUTLER, Barry William – Peacefully passed at home on Sunday, 18th October 2020. Aged 81 years. Dearest soul mate and darling of Joss (Jocelyn) for 58 years. Much loved father & father in-law of Michael & Suzanne, Philip & Lois, Peter & Louise, Simon & Christine. Adored grandad of Edward (Ted) & Kate, Matthew & Chloe, Rosie, Liam, Jack, Bryn, Riley, Alex, Molly, George & Lucy. A Funeral Service for Barry will be held at St Pius X Catholic Church, Main Road, Tokoroa at 11:00am on Friday, the 23rd of October 2020, followed by the burial at the Tokoroa Cemetery. Donations to St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications to the family of The Late Barry Butler, c/3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434. “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.” He was a treasured darling to us all. God Bless.



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PUBLIC NOTICES TOWNSEND, Elsie Violet – Died at Waikato Hospital on 19th October 2020, aged 93 years. Loved wife of the late Alan. Loving mother of Frances and Robert Foster, James, and the late Nigel and Kath. Dear Nana of Arjen and Rebecca, Tod and Sonya, Evan and Isabel, Ryan and Raquel, Jamal and Rachel. Old Gigi of Charlotte, Jacob and Amelia. Thanks to the staff on ward A3 at Waikato Hospital and the nurses at Tamahere Eventide for their care. A Service for Elsie will be held at Henley Hotel, 151 Maungatautari Road, Cambridge on Saturday 24th October at 11:30am.



Pukemako Reserve Joint Management Board Pursuant to Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Pukemako Reserve Management Board will be held on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 3pm in the Kaipaki Meeting Room, 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge. A copy of the agenda will be available two days before the meeting for the public to read at the Cambridge Public Library.

Cambridge Town Hall Statement of Proposal Waipa District Council is seeking feedback on the options outlined in the ‘Making better use of the Cambridge Town Hall’ statement of proposal, in accordance with Section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002. Council is considering establishing a charitable trust to undertake the re-development of the Cambridge Town Hall and to develop a sustainable business model to manage the Hall in the future. Summary of proposal Council has considered four options: • Option 1: Setting up an independent Charitable Trust (This is Council’s preferred option).

LESTER, Myra Doris – Passed away on Monday, 19th October 2020 knowing she was loved. Aged 74 years. Loved mother to Maria, Tania, Dayne and mokos Te Awariki, Renee, Hawaiki, Monique and Haimona. Cared for by the beautiful staff at St Kilda Care Home in her last 5 months, and now in a pain free place. “Mum, your strength and humour will live on in all of us.” A service to celebrate Myra’s life at Raleigh Street Christian Centre, 24 Raleigh Street, Leamington, Cambridge on Wednesday, the 21st of October 2020 at 2:00pm followed by a private cremation. Donations to St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications to The Lester Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge, 3434.

• Option 2: WaipaāDistrict Council continues to manage Cambridge Town Hall. • Option 3: Partner with, or contract, a private sector entity. • Option 4: Develop a mixed commercial and public sector model • Details for each option are outlined in the statement of proposal. Have Your Say A statement of proposal is available at Waipa District Council offices in Te Awamutu (101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu) and Cambridge (23 Wilson Street, Cambridge), at our libraries and on our website or by calling Waipa District Council’s freephone 0800 924 723.

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